Chemistry Faculty

ISU Chemistry Faculty With Active Research Groups

Name Research Area(s)
Robbyn Anand Bioanalytical; microfluidics; electrochemistry; separations
Jared Anderson Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
Mark Gordon Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
Tom Holme Chemical Education, Computational Chemistry
R. Samuel Houk Inorganic Mass Spectrometry, ICP-MS, Biological Mass Spectrometry, Forensic Chemistry
Wenyu Huang Nanomaterials, Catalysis, and Renewable Energy
William Jenks** Organic Photochemistry, Organosulfur Chemistry, Environmental Photochemistry
George Kraus Organic Synthesis and New Synthetic Methodology, Bioagricultural Chemistry, Green Chemistry
Young Jin Lee Biological Mass Spectrometry
Qisheng Lin Solid State Chemistry, Functional Inorganic Materials
Gerd Meyer Inorganic, Solid State & Coordination Chemistry
Gordon Miller Theoretical and Experimental Aspects of Solid State Inorganic Chemistry
Jacob Petrich Ultrafast spectroscopy of biophysical systems and solvation processes. Applications of light to food safety and human health
Marek Pruski Materials Chemistry and Solid State NMR
Aaron Rossini Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy, Dynamic Nuclear Polarization and Materials Characterization
Aaron Sadow Organometallic Chemistry and Asymmetric Catalysis
Igor Slowing Multitasking Nanostructured Materials
Emily Smith Bioanalytical, Fluorescence and Chemical Imaging
Xueyu Song Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
Levi Stanley Organic and Organometallic Chemistry, Catalysis, and Asymmetric Synthesis
Patricia Thiel Surface Chemistry, Metal Thin Films and Nanoparticles, Properties of Structurally-complex Alloy Surfaces
Brett VanVeller Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry, Self-assembly, Materials
Javier Vela Optical Nanomaterials and their Applications in Catalysis, Energy Conversion, and Biological Imaging
Vincenzo Venditti Molecular mechanisms of enzyme regulation NMR Spectroscopy
Theresa Windus Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
Arthur Winter Synthesis of chemical tools for biological and medical applications
Keith Woo Metalloporphyrin Catalyzed Chemistry, Atom Transfer, Metal-ligand Binding
Edward Yu

Antibiotic Resistance in Bacteria; Structure and Function of Membrane Proteins; X-Ray Crystallography.

Yan Zhao Organic, Supramolecular, Biomimetic, Materials, Catalysis, and Nano Chemistry

**Department Chair

Lecturers in Chemistry

Name Research Area(s)
Cristina Bonaccorsi General Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry
Joseph Burnett General Chemistry and Physical Chemistry
Jesudoss Kingston General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry
Sara Pistolesi General Chemistry Laboratories
Irmi Schewe-Miller General Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry
Kathy Burke General Chemistry and Chemical Education
David Appy General Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry
Terry Fernando Organic Labs


Emeritus and Retired Professors (No longer accepting students)

Name Research Area(s)
Robert Angelici Organometallic Chemistry, Catalysis on Gold Metal, Biodiesel Conversions
Andreja Bakac Oxygen Activation, Transition Metal Catalysts, Kinetics and Mechanisms
Thomas Barton Organosilicon Chemistry
John Corbett  + Inorganic Solid State Chemistry
James Espenson Transition metal catalysts, Mechanisms & Applications
Hugo Franzen High Temperature Solid State Chemistry
James Fritz  + Analytical Separations
Gregory Geoffroy Synthetic organometallic chemistry, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, and organometallic photochemistry.
Bernard Gerstein Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Effective Teaching
David Hoffman Physical Chemistry
Wilbert Hutton  + Education
Robert Jacobson X-Ray Crystallography, Molecular Machanics Methods
Dennis Johnson Electrochemistry
Richard Larock Organometallic Chemistry, Synthetic Methodology, Heterocycles, Bioplastics from Soybean/Corn Oils
Victor Lin* Nanomaterials, Synthesis and Characterization
Robert McCarley  + Solid-State and Metal Cluster Chemistry
Klaus Ruedenberg Quantum Chemistry
Glen Russell  + Organic Chemistry
Martha Russell  + General & Organic Chemistry
Kathleen Trahanovsky General & Organic Chemistry
Walter Trahanovsky Pyrolysis of Organic Compounds, Applications in Coal and Biomass
John Verkade  + Promoting Organic Transformations with New Phosphorus-based Lewis Base and Aluminum-based Lewis Acid "Football" Catalysts
Edward Yeung Analytical Spectroscopy, Analytical Separations, Single Molecule and Single Cell Studies

+ deceased